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Riverkeepers Celebrate Festival At Maryhill Winery

Amphitheater to host Hootie and the Blowfish

Maryhill Winery Amphitheater will host the 8th Annual RiverFest featuring Hootie and The Blowfish on Friday, July 30, at 8 p.m.

As a fundraising partner, Maryhill Winery will donate half of their proceeds from the concert to benefit the organization, a group dedicated to the protection of the Columbia River.

"We can't think of a better location to host a fundraiser for the Columbia River than our Amphitheater, which overlooks the beautiful scenery of the Columbia River Gorge," says Craig Leuthold, owner of Maryhill Winery. "It is incredibly important to us to be able to give back to preserve one of the natural sources that perfects our grapes for winemaking."

For the past 15 years, Columbia Riverkeeper has acted as the only not-for-profit organization working solely on the protection of the Columbia River with a mission to restore and protect the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean. Organizational efforts have focused primarily on ridding the river of harmful, cancer causing toxins that are dumped at alarming rates and the clean up of the Hanford Nuclear Site.

"The Columbia Riverkeeper RiverFest concert is our organization’s largest annual fundraiser in the Mid-Columbia and allows the public an opportunity to spend an evening enjoying the scenic beauty of the river and learn about the work that we do" says Greg deBruler, Columbia Riverkeeper's Riverkeeper. "One thing about the Columbia is that many people are passionate about the river want the water quality improved."

The concert is produced by House of Blues, and tickets are available at all TicketMaster outlets or online at HYPERLINK "http://www.ticketmaster.com" www.ticketmaster.com starting at $35.

Columbia Riverkeeper V.I.P. tickets with premier table seating and wine and appetizer hospitality are available directly from Columbia Riverkeeper at 877-252-6077 or at www.columbiariverkeeper.org.

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